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Reedcomber in action, Westacott

Reedcomber in action, Westacott Riddlecombe, June 1974 More like this

Girl at the floral dance

Girl at the floral dance Hatherleigh, 26 June 1976 More like this

Joyce Crocker plucking Christmas turkeys

Joyce Crocker plucking Christmas turkeys Towell Farm, Beaford, 17 December 1974 More like this

Dr Richard Westcott visiting a patient

Dr Richard Westcott visiting a patient South Molton Cottage Hospital, September 1984 More like this

Reg Holland

Reg Holland Newhouse, Ashreigney, October 1988 More like this

Dick Smith shearing

Dick Smith shearing Egypt Cottage below, Chulmleigh, June 1987 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and his pig

Archie Parkhouse and his pig Millhams, Dolton, August 1974 More like this

Flower show entries

Flower show entries Pear Tree Cottage, Aller Rd, Dolton, August 1982 More like this

Cottage interior

Cottage interior Mariansleigh, October 1985 More like this

Dick French and family watching the Cup...

Dick French and family watching the Cup... Brendon Barton,..., May 1985 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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